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CNN
Aug 14, 2009 4:00pm EDT
and so, i went on -- >> montana. >> and so i went searching for replacement coverage for the employees that had been laid off, only to find out that cobra doesn't apply to me because i have less than 20 employees. and that conservatively affects 80% of all workers in montana. so, they were pretty much out on their own. and i was wondering if what we can do to eliminate discrimination against small employers, as an example, we're a lumberyard, we're out there lifting boards and packing stuff all day long. every one of my remaining seven employees are fit. so, why are we and i as an employer able to provide a lesser level of benefits to my employees and yet an employer with 30 employees who sit in cubicles on their butts instead of working them off gets a better rate? >> that was a pretty good question. so, for all of you who are all sitting on your -- what did you call them? no. as i said, small businesses is probably as vulnerable as anybody. and one of the things that max has been working very hard on -- and this just doesn't get advertised, but i want to make sure e
FOX News
Aug 14, 2009 1:00pm EDT
to turn to the president now. he is on his way to montana for another health care town hall. why montana? is there an expectation for a lively debate at this town hall? >> montana is a historical red state. there might be a bit more of an opportunity for controversy. on tuesday in portsmouth, new hampshire, he solicited more skeptical questions. we will see if that plays out. montana is also the home of max baucus. that committee will be the center of gravity. when congress comes back in the middle of september, the white house has set this deadline for the committee. if it does not, the white house has indicated, it might proceed strictly on its own without the -- without republicans on board. max baucus is a central figure in this legislative drama. rick: we want to hear from you if you have received an unsolicited email from the white house. tell us about it. for moron this, we have a couple of great guests. we're also joined by an editor for "the national review." everybody hates chain letters. >> particularly, if they are coming from the white house. rick: what do you make all of th
CNN
Aug 14, 2009 8:00pm EDT
his health care plan in montana, but is everybody buying what the president is selling? >> we keep getting the bull. that's all we get. is bull. you can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. >> reporter: plus, michael vick returns to the nfl after two years in prison for dogfighting. >> i was wrong for what i did. after everything that happened at that point in time, my life was wrong. to this day, i can't understand why i was involved in such pointless activity. >> not everyone is welcoming him with open arms. >> i'm just a little upset with it, because i'm such an animal lover. >> crazy signing. i don't know what they'll do with the public relations part of it. >> has vick paid enough of a price for his crime? >>> and the stories you may have missed this week. chuck grassley's blast at the president, and the town halls that didn't turn into shout fests. >>> plus, what happens when three rock gods get together on the same stage? warning. it might get loud. ♪ >>> hi, everybody. campbell brown off today. those are our big questions. but we start with our look at the stories
CNN
Aug 15, 2009 8:00am EDT
's in montana this morning where he held a town hall meeting yesterday. the crowd was pretty civil for the president. but he got tough, yet polite questions. >> the president has a town hall meeting in grand junction later this evening. a lot of health care related events going on. >> we have a map showing where they all are across the country. pete stark is holding three in california. he's going to be a busy guy. as you can see from the map, there's events in chicago and atlanta. >> the first lady, sasha and malia didn't stay home. they are traveling with the president this weekend. >> so is ed henry. he tells us the president is mixing business with pleasure in big sky montana. >> reporter: sure, montana is a nice place to visit this time of year. the president had more on his mind than fly fishing. he came for urgent business. buttering up the state's senior senator and chairman of the finance committee who could hold the fate of health care in his hands. >> first of all, the man working tirelessly to make sure americans get a fair deal when it comes to health care in america.
FOX News
Aug 15, 2009 5:00am EDT
are some scenes from the president's town hall from earlier today in montana. >> that is for all. [applause] >> thank you, montana. thank you. [applause] sean: nobody in the president's make-believe world rkts they don't like guns very much in montana, do they? >> i'm a proud n.r.a. member. [applause] >> i believe in our constitution and it's a very important thing. sean: i think four people clapped. did you hear the crickets chirping even though there are people in montana who believe in second amendment rights. joining me now is karl rove. welcome to the studio. >> thanks for having me here. the hannity headquarters. sean: i like that. let's start with the poll numbers and you brought the black board and let's look. >> this is the backdrop. his job approval in the fox poll, 53-40 approve, disapprove. but among independents, 49-44 and that is a shift from a few weeks ago when it was 54-38. so in a matter of three weeks, it has declined among independents and you see that same decline in independents in health care reform. 34% approve. 49 disapprove. among independents, 29-50 and in july it
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2009 12:00pm EDT
hall meeting today in belgrade, montana, according to the associated press, as many as 500 protesters are expected to rally outside the event which is taking place in an airport hangar. live coverage starts at 3:00 p.m. eastern on c-span2. conservative lawyers and activists are meeting in pittsburgh tonight for the second annual rite on-line conference. keynote speaker is former congressman pat toomey who is running for the senate in pennsylvania. coverage on c-span starts at 7:40 eastern. tonight on book tv a conversation with author christopher buckley, the son of william f. buckley jr. and his latest book is a memoir called losing mom and pop. book tv's index starts at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span2. >> the newest supreme court justice, sonia sotomayor, attended a white house reception with president obama. we will show it as part of c-span's america and the courts saturday at 7:00 p.m. eastern. >> this fall, and to the home to america's highest court, from the grand public places to those only accessible to the 9 justices, the supreme court, coming the first sunday in october on c-s
FOX News
Aug 15, 2009 7:00am EDT
's meeting in montana. joining us from big sky montana is mike emanuel. good morning early to you. how did this town hall meeting go yesterday? spent it was pretty good, alysin president obama today will be parked tourist in chief taking his family to yellowstone park, doing another town hall event in grand junction, colorado. the president yesterday was in belgrade, montana, the home state of max baucus was in the middle of healthcare reform negotiations as chairman of the senate finance committee. the pitching montana is with healthcare reform. insurers would not be able to drop you if you become seriously ill. mr. obama's town hall and montana had a very campaign to appeal there was thought president obama might get feisty questions from people opposed to healthcare reform the present mostly softball questions and made reference to some of the fireworks we have seen on the news this summer with members of congress singles events. what's take a listen. st. ann out there has been a lot of attention paid to some of the town hall meetings on time around the country, especially when tepper's
CNN
Aug 14, 2009 6:00am EDT
steps back to the fray. he's headed to montana for another meeting on health care reform. correspondents are fanned out across the nation tracking every side of the debate. >>> we begin with major developments in the deadly midair crash over the hudson river. for this morning, for the first time, we're seeing the moment of impact. the tragic collision caught on home video by an italian tourist and obtained by nbc news. the images offer incredible insight to what went wrong. a warning that some of you will find the images incredibly difficult to watch. oh, my god. oh, my god. >> nine people die in that crash. when you slow down the footage, you can see the aircraft attempting to turn and climb at the last second only to clip the helicopter with its right wing. this morning, nearly a week after the crash, the faa is taking a very close look at two air traffic controllers on duty that day. our susan candiotti has been working the story all night. she joins us now. a couple of people are in serious trouble here with the faa? >> right, john. one employee wasn't even in the building where he w
CNN
Aug 15, 2009 6:00am EDT
force one and ed henry tells us from big sky, montana, that instead of just sightseeing the president is mixing business with pleasure. >> reporter: sure, montana is a nice place to visit this time of year. but the president had more on his mind than just fly fishing. he also came for urgent business, buttering up the state's senior senator and chairman of the finance committee, max baucus, who could hold the fate of health reform in his hands. >> fist rst of all, the man who working tirelessly to make sure that the american people get a fair deal when it comes to health care in america, please give max baucus a big round of applause. >> reporter: in private, top presidential advisors admit the fight has reached a critical age. the opposition has gained steam, capitalizing on anger over debt the and bailout at town hall meetings. >> where does that state that government has these powers to take over health care? >> reporter: by comparison, the president's town hall here was pretty tame. though he did get one pointed question that reflected the strong opposition he's facing. >> we keep
CNN
Aug 15, 2009 11:00am EDT
proposals will hold a rally in atlanta with former congressman dick armey. the president is in montana doing a bit of sightseeing. he urges americans to lower the volume in the health care fight and listen to one another. >> i know there is plenty of real concern and skepticism out there. i know that in a time of economic upheaval, the idea of change can be unsettling. i know there are some folks who believe that government should have no role at all in solving our problems. these are legitimate differences, worthy of the real discussion that america deserves. >> our senior white house correspondent, ed henry, is traveling with the president. first montana, later today, colorado. why these locations specifically? >> reporter: partially because these are not necessarily democratic areas friendly. president made a point to come to montana, colorado, in the mountain west. the democratic presidential candidates had abandoned thinking they couldn't win in previous elections. he won some of them. he is trying to translate the health reform debate. when you talk to a white house debate, you say, lo
MSNBC
Aug 15, 2009 11:00am EDT
? what's going on? >> hey, this is montana, big sky country. beautiful resort here that the president is staying at. and they've got all sorts -- a very family-friendly resort here, lots of places for kids to enjoy. it's actually where i -- >> that's not where you're staying. >> no, but that's where -- well, you're right, but that's where i stayed last night, slept in a teepee. >> i did not, discuss really? you're just pulling my leg. but there are places where you can. that's kind of rustic of you, chuck. >> i'm sure they are, but not here. it's hard to imagine a place with the "resort" in its name -- >> nick is saying you are so done with this. bye, chuck todd. >> reporter: bye, see you tomorrow. >>> you can watch the town hall live at 6:15 p.m. eastern. >>> the first named storm of the 2009 atlantic hurricane season is taking shape at this hour. bill karins is tracking ana for us and more. what's the latest? >> as expected we now have two systems. we have ana and now tropical depression number three. i'm more concerned with tropical depression number three an i am with ana. there's
ABC
Aug 14, 2009 6:30pm EDT
to the health care battle, which shifted west today. president obama flew to montana, in a conservative town in a conservative state, to hold a town hall meeting and press his case for health care reform. while it was generally a friendly audience, the president specifically asked to hear from his critics. >> keep getting the bull, that's all we get is bull. you can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. but you have no money. the only way you're going to get that money is to raise our taxes. >> you are absolutely right that i can't cover another 46 million people for free. even after reeliminate some of the waste and we've gotten the savings from within the health care system, that's only two-thirds. and the other third, we would have to find additional revenue, but it wouldn't come on the backs of the middle class. >> while dozens of town halls are being held across the country, a lot of the action is happening in washington. groups with a keen interest in how health care plays out, and with deep pockets, are all hiring capitol hill lobbyists and doing so at a break taking rate. here'
HLN
Aug 15, 2009 7:00am EDT
. >>> president obama faced more skeptics of his health care plan in in montana yesterday and one of the toughest questions was about how the government will pay. what obama will do to cover for 46 million uninsured americans. as ed henry reports, the president admitted it won't be easy. >> reporter: sure, montana is a nice place to visit this time of year but the president had more on his mind than just fly fishing. he also came for urgent business. buttering up the state senior's senior and chairman of the finance committee max baucus who could hold the fate of health reform in his hands. >> first of all, the man who is working tirelessly to make sure that the american people get a fair deal when it comes to health care in america, please give max baucus a big round of applause. >> reporter: in private, top presidential advisers acknowledge the fight has reached a critical stage because the opposition has gained some steam. capitalizing on anger over federal bailouts and debt at many congressional town hall meetings. >> -- the government has these powers to take over health care? >> reporter: b
MSNBC
Aug 14, 2009 11:00am EDT
in montana and another one tomorrow in colorado. >>> in washington, it's damage control. the white house downplays reports it made an $80 billion back room deal with drugmakers. >>> spilling secrets. why is the man known for keeping secrets now penning his own tell-all? is cheney trying to score or settle with his former boz president bush? >>> good morning, everyone. i'm carlos watson. terrific hour coming to you. republicans strategist kevin madden and sarah taylor and laura tyson and plus we talk to the filmmakers behind hbo new documentary "the fixer." and savannah guthrie at the white house and prime time ed shultz is joining us in the studio. here are the top headlines. nbc news obtained dramatic video of the air collision over the hudson river. it's incredibly disturbing to watch. a warning to people. it captured the moment where a plane and helicopter collided and killed all nine board. >>> a final farewell to eunice shriver kennedy. friends and family are gathered today in massachusetts to say good-bye to the 88-year-old humanitarian who is most notably associated with the found
HLN
Aug 23, 2009 7:00am EDT
for reconstruction. >>> the government wants to know who killed one of montana's largest grizzly bear. u.s. fish and wildlife said they are offering a substantial reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot the bear. the carcass of the grizzly was found on a ranch in northern montana. the bear, maximus weighed in at 800 pounds and stood nearly 7 1/2 feet tall. >>> we'll check in with reynolds for the forecast. >> although bill is moving away, the storm will create rip currents along the coast, main coast, virginia beach and carolinas. you need to watch for that danger. as the storm moves on we'll see a chance of scattered showers forming across parts of the northeast to the lakes of new york as far south as, say, pennsylvania back into portions of the carolinas. may deal with raindrops. same story in parts of florida. on i-95 corridor, i-55. nice and cool across much of the southeast. at least cooler than we normally get in places like atlanta and birmingham this time of year. relatively dry across the midsection. a chance of scattered showers, maybe thunderst
CNN
Aug 14, 2009 9:00am EDT
for that. and ed henry with the president in montana today as the president continues to push his health care plan. we'll be checking in with him and we're going to take you to arkansas with brianna keilar as she talks to a blue dog democrat who is seeing pushback from both sides of the divide. but first, this developing story for you. the nation's financial crisis. 72 banks have failed this year, and a federal judge warns that the biggest collapse of the year may still be looming. christine romans is part of the cnn money team and joins us from new york. what is the latest with colonial bank? >> it's a company for whom trouble has been brewing for sometime here. and indeed yesterday a federal judge issued a ruling essentially a restraining order borrowing any asset transfers in response a bank of america lawsuit. this is what the judge said. viewing colonial breech given the fact that colonial is on the brink of collapse and suspected of criminal accounting regularities, the potential for immediate substantial injury to bank of america is clear. the part folks are zeroing in on is that
CNN
Aug 15, 2009 10:00am EDT
for president obama in this make or break month for reform. >> reporter: sure, montana is a nice place to visit this time of year. the president had more on his mind than flying fishing. he also came for urgent business. buttering up the state's senior citizen and chairman of the finance committee, max baucus, who could hold the fate of health reform in his hand. >> first of all, the man who is working tirelessly to make sure that the american people get a fair deal when it comes to health care in america, please give max baucus a big round of applause. >> in private, top presidential advisers ab advisers acknowledge that the fight has reached a critical stage as the opposition has reef reached soming. >> reporter: by comparison, the president's town hall here was pretty tame, thou he did get one pointed question that reflected the strong opposition he is facing. >> we keep getting the bull. that's all we get, is bull. you can't tell us how you are going to pay for this. the only way you are going to get that money is to raise our taxes. you said you wouldn't. >> look, you are absolutely right,
MSNBC
Aug 15, 2009 7:00am EDT
hampshire or the one yesterday in montana. i think they would like to see a little more pushback from critics and people who are concerned that we are seeing at town hall meetings. it allows the president to explain better to someone who is skeptical about what health care reform would mean for them. >> let's check out one of the more heated moments in yesterday's town hall and the president's reaction. take a look. >> we keep getting the bum. that's all we get, is bull. you can't tell us how you are going to pay for this. the only way you are going to get that money is to raise our taxes. that's the only way you can do that. >> i'm happy to answer the question. >> thank you. >> you are absolutely right, that i can't cover another 46 million people for free. >> how to grade the president on his town hall so far, the way he has handled the tougher questions? >> i think he has done exceptionally well. he has talked about health care for the past, i think you could say, probably six weeks or so, almost nonstop every day. here was a tough question from squun w someone who is skeptical tha
MSNBC
Aug 24, 2009 6:00pm EDT
there in montana. 47% of the people in montana want a public health insurance plan. 43% oppose it. that's according to a new research 2000 poll. this proves healthcare reform is not just a liberal issue. it's harder to find a redder state than montana. a lot of guns up there. plus baucus has got problems with the democratic base. 55% of montana democrats disapprove of his handling of healthcare. baucus is feeling the heat from lefties. he was getting hammered on a conference call with democrats last monday night and wound up saying, "i want a public option too." very interesting. now we know baucus likes the public option because he put it out at his healthcare playbook back in november after the election. he did that. so that's a position, a flip, and a flip. okay. so what's changed? the town hall nuts are making their knees shaky? is that what's going on? or is it all the industry money in the pockets? speaking of industry money, ken conrad, north dakota senator, chairman of the senate budget committee and wone of the gang f six, or musketeers of six on the finance committee. he's pushing the cra
HLN
Aug 14, 2009 6:00am EDT
of north and south dakota and parts of montana. we're going to continue to talk more about the weather and keep you posted with the very latest. robin? >> thank you so much. >>> if you suffered through a pay cut during poofrt this recession, there's a chance you may get some of your paycheck back. that's great news in a bad economy. plus -- whoa. they got the world on a string. we're going to take you to the world yo-yo contest. <ó<ó<ó>> time for our salute to the troops. today's salute is from a proud dad to his son. wade wants to tell his son matt keep his eyes and ears open and e change his sock often. >> good morning. i wanted to give a sharp air force salute to senior matthew fullwood. we love and miss him a whole lot and can't wait for him to return in december. >> good advice from dad. if you have somebody in the service and you want to salute them, go to cnn.com/robin so we can. >>> in about four hours a private funeral for eunice kennedy shriver is going to begin. now, a public wake was held yesterday. the sister of president john f. kenne kennedy died yesterday. sh
FOX News
Aug 14, 2009 6:00am EDT
a town hall meeting in montana. may be rowdier than the crowd in new hampshire earlier this week. usually they told signups on a web site. but tickets are being handed out on a first come first come basis. town halls have been heating up as you know all around the country this month. we will keep you potioned on what happens there secretary of state hillary clinton is wrapping up her trip to africa. this morning right now she is in cape verde day preparing to talk with nevez. she met with lie brotherrian leaders and spoke about democracy. >> there are no image wandz or i would have brought one for every one of you there are no quick fixes for countries making the transition from violent conflict to lasting peace and stability. alisyn: clinton toured seven african nation to bolster economic ties. brian: michael vick will try to resurrect his career with the eagles. he signed an option for a second year. the deal worth about $7 million. vick is backed in the league less than a month after being conditionally reinstated. following his prison term on dogfighting charges. so what do football f
MSNBC
Aug 24, 2009 6:00am EDT
-election at all. his polls are way down out in montana and this is a somewhat embattled figure within washington. this is someone that a lot of democrats just don't trust. a lot of republicans don't trust and -- >> why don't they trust him? why don't they trust him? is it because he doesn't -- i mean, does he go back on his word or is he just a guy who doesn't play sides? >> i think he's a guy -- i think probably more the latter. i think, you know, he was for the bush tax cuts in 2001. he had to deal with chuck grassley last year and then he sort of turned around and supported the democrats on a key medicare bill last summer. he does sort of play both sides of the fence which i guess is smart if you want to get re-elected every six years in montana but, again, he seemed shell-shocked by the whole situation now. i saw him in a town hall meeting. he was actually surrounded by youtubes as he called him, which i think he meant cameras. no, it's true. there are even people with youtubes in the audience and i was like, whoa. he said i think i meant cameras but, anyway, i put it in my story. it went vi
CNN
Aug 15, 2009 12:00pm EDT
, colorado. his meeting just like the one in montana have been tamer than some of what we've seen. also in his weekly address, the president urging americans to turn down the temperature and listen more. >> i know there's plenty of real concern and skepticism out there. the idea of change can be unsettling, and i know there's some folks who believe that government should have no role at all in solving our problems. these are legitimate differences, worthy of the real discussion that america deserves. >> now, the first family is traveling along on this road trip, seeing the sights like yellowstone national park. why is he focusing on the traditional red states? ed henry takes a look behinl the health care fight. >> reporter: sure, montana is a nice place to visit this time of year. but the president had more on his mind than just fly fishing. he also came for urgent business. buttering up the state's senior senator and chairman of the finance committee max baucus who could hold the fate of health reform in his hands. >> first of all, the man who is working tirelessly to make sure that th
MSNBC
Aug 15, 2009 8:00am EDT
remarks. thanks very much. >> thanks a lot, alex. >>> the first family made time in montana for some whitewater rafting. today they are touring national parks in yellowstone, wyoming and grand junction, colorado. in addition to the president's town hall at precisely 6:15 p.m. eastern time. chuck todd is traveling with the president and he will join us with a live report in just a little bit. >>> seven people are dead, 91 injured after a suicide car bombing at nato's military headquarters in afghanistan. it happened in the capital city of kabul in a heavily guarded neighborhood. it comes five days before the presidential election. thetal l taliban has claimed responsibility. the blast was the first major attack since february. >> and do look at this video from china. the flooding is as you can see literally watching the homes away. not only causing landslides, but they destroyed roads and burst the river banks. according to cctv, china's state owned news channel, up to 11 are dead, two people are injured. >>> well, police in georgia confirm that a missing woman's cell phone has been f
MSNBC
Aug 15, 2009 9:00am EDT
or probably already have gotten a phone call saying you have a ticket, come pick it up. with the montana one yesterday, they did that one a little bit differently, they handed tickets out for about a two hour window and it was first come first serve and individuals could get up to two tickets, meaning you don't know who the second ticket was going to go to. >> kind of fun to wake occupy a saturday morning and go what are you doing today? i don't know. i'm going go hear the president. it is kind of cool. although do you it every day. >> reporter: one quick thing on that front. you see criticisms saying he's only got supporters. guess what? his supporters will be more motivated to wait in line and stay up late to make sure they get a ticket probably who are so than opponents. >> and you have point. chuck todd, thank you so much. >>> you can watch the president's town hall live at 6:15 p.m. eastern. we'll have it right here on msnbc saturday. mean time, developing now, a large explosion in kabul near the nato headquarters. that blast was caused by a suicide car bomb. the explosion has killed se
MSNBC
Aug 15, 2009 10:00am EDT
'm joined live from big sky, montana, chuck todd. good morning again, chuck. >> reporter: good morning, alex. >> let's talk about the president's response. what was it and did it satisfy the crowd? >> well, i think the crowd was satisfied with the answer. what the president did was, he answered specifically on this issue of paying for health care. you know, this is something that's frustrated the white house a bit. that is, from the very beginning, the president said whatever they do with health care, it is not going to add to the deficit. the problem is, you know, the general public is still seeing what government is doing in general, in seeing a big deficit, in seeing a lot of money spent. while it is true that everything they're doing, every plan they've come up will be deficit-neutral when it comes to this thing, it's just not -- that part of it is penetrating the public psyche enough, or what, because that has been something that, when you listen to these protesters and listen to the folks that have come to these town has and been upset, really the core of the upset, of why they're upse
WETA
Aug 14, 2009 8:30pm EDT
isetting ready to go into the lion's den in montana. he needs a moment, aig moment when they are all yelling him and he says somethg that is calming yet firm he needs to outhere the way these senators are briefly doi, facing his detrtors and doing it ia way that shows courage and leadership. >> democrats would like to think that they arlosing this because they are beingout- organized, because of the nspiracy out ther groups tt are galvanizingpeople, tacts are wrong. e problems tha -- the problem is with what evan said -- a contradictionhat the ordinary american understands -- the president sayse will cut sts of health care d we would by injung 50 million additional americans. you are 8 years old -- by insuring 50 mlion additiona americans. if y are 8 years old, you kw that cant happen. when the cbo ss it will cost a fortune, not save, there was no esca. thosare numbers that you cannot refute. >> this year's deficit is $1.27 trillion. people to noce that. >> the way it affects the health care debate is that the bill for the outset was going to be paid for. it did not in and of itsel
ABC
Aug 7, 2009 4:30am EDT
for oregon, idaho and montana. gusty winds and the threat of wildfires in california and nevada. and scattered showers in northern new england. >> a high of 81 in boston. 84 in new york. and 94 in atlanta. dallas will hit 101. omaha, 97. and st. louis, 90. much cooler than normal in the northwest. 66 in seattle. 67 in boise. and 71 in portland. south, phoenix will climb to 106. and albuquerque, 101. >>> when we come back this morning, a major newspaper publisher is set to start charging for all of its online content. some say it's an extremely risky move. >>> and safety questions about a swine flu vaccine. the health of nearly 160 million americans could be in the balance. dangerous plaque that can build up and high cholesterollled is a major factor.r athero./ but crestor can help slow the buildup of plaque in arteres. go to arterytour.com to learn how plaque builds up. and take an interactive tour/ and then ask your doctorif crestorvis. along with diet, bad cholesterol nd raise good.r/ crestor is proven to slow the buildup f plaque in arteries. crestor isn't or everyone, like p
ABC
Aug 7, 2009 4:30am EDT
for oregon, idaho and montana. gusty wiwes and the threat of wildfires inwiifalornia and nevada.if and scattered showers in rthern new england. >> a high of 81 in boston. 84 in new york and 94 in atlanta. hit 101.l omaha, 97. and st. louis, 90. much cooler than normal in the northwest. 66 in seattle. 67 in boise. and 71 in portland south, phoenix will climb to 106. and albuquerque, 101. >>> when we come back this morning, a major newspaper publisher is set to start charging for all of its online content. some say it's an extremely risky move. >>> and safety questions about a swine flu vaccine. the health onef ar 1ly60 mlion >>> overseas stock markets are mixed this morning, to end the week tokyo's nikkei average climbed 0.2% today. hong kong's hang seng is sharply lower. in london, the ftse opened lower. wall street starts the day with the dow at 9256 after losing 24 points yesterday. the nasdaq fell 20 points to close at 1973. >>> investors will be reacting to the july jobs report today, considers by many to be the most important econic report. economists are predicting job los
ABC
Aug 14, 2009 11:00pm EDT
is downplaying the protests by angry protesters at town hall meetings across the country, and he was in montana to post a town hall meeting of his own. in the meantime, president obama says he is not trying to vilify insurance companies. he is on an four-state tour as part of his pledge to overhaul the insurance system. >>> earlier today, eunice kennedy shriver was honored, the founder of special olympics. her daughter, california first lady maria shriver, who called her mother, quote, "skerries smart and not afraid to show it -- scary smart." her brother, cedric entered kennedy, could not attend as he continues to battle cancer -- senator edward kennedy. >>> a judge dismissed after letting air out of a tire. >>> also ahead, jon and kate plus police. what force them to go to.ir >>> we have new information about the mid-air collisions over the hudson river last weekend. just seconds before the crash, a conflict alert warningd on the dispy. appeared on the display. controllers told the ntsb they do not recall hearing those warnings. two people have been suspended, and a supervisor who was not in
ABC
Aug 16, 2009 9:00am EDT
into the lion's den in montana. he needs the moment, a big moment where they are all yelling at him, and he says something that is calming yet firm. he needs to be out there where the senators are really going, facing the detractors and doing it in a way that shows courage and leadership. >> democrats would like to think that they are losing this because they are being out- organized, because there is conspiracies out there, groups that are galvanizing people, or tactics are wrong. the problem is with one evan said -- at the core of this is a contradiction that the ordinary americans understand -- president says we have to cut costs on health care and i am going to do it and we will insure 50 million additional americans. if you are 8 years old, you know that cannot be true. there is something here that is wrong. when the cbo came out and said that it is going to cost a fortune, it is not going to save the, there was no escape. those are numbers that you cannot refute. >> this year the fed about as a tacit $1.27 trillion. people notice that and they -- >> the way it affects the health care debat
NBC
Aug 12, 2009 7:00pm EDT
in montana. brian. >> savannah guthrie at the white house to start us off tonight. thanks. >>> a lot of the emotion we are seeing at the townhalls concerns what the administration has been calling the public option. opponents like to call it a government takeover of health care. the basic question remains -- what does the obama administration really mean by this term "public option." tonight we launch an effort aimed at making sense of it all. our report from nbc's kelly o'donnell. >> this is not health reform -- >> reporter: in the health care debate, two words evoke a strong reaction. public option. >> why will be forced into the public option -- >> reporter: heard again today at a townhall meeting in maryland. >> i would like you to address how the public option -- decreases or increases our choices in health care. t. nothing has been decided to democrats want the federal government to create a new public health insurance program to compete with private companies. >> private insurance could be here today and gone tomorrow. a public insurance option is a guaranteed program you kno
FOX News
Aug 15, 2009 4:00pm EDT
. this is a live picture of air force one about to depart montana for grand junction, colorado. in colorado that is where he is going to be holding a townhall meeting, a city providing medical care at a third of the cost of other cities. hundreds of people are expected at the event and to make their voices heard in demonstrations planned outside. what does the president plan to focus on in today's townhall? >> strategy has been tapping into anger against the insurance companies. yesterday he was on patients who get dropped from coverage. today it's going to be people who has insurance that gets hit by a cap on benefits and large out of pocket fees. introducing him is nathan wilkes. he has been paying $25,000 in out of pocket fees. he is battling over a benefits cap, as well. the white house says the president will continue to hold these townhall regularly this month. >> julie: what can we expect from the crowd, especially from the demonstrators. some of these have gotten pretty heated? >> the audience might be okay with shouting down their congressman but they have taken a different tone wi
ABC
Aug 15, 2009 8:00am EDT
sky montana this morning. good morning, rachel. >> reporter: good morning. kate. we're about 55 miles away from bozeman where the president held his health care town hall meeting yesterday and while there was some tension, the event started out with hugs, handshakes, even some humor. >> here in montana you've got bears and moose and elk and in washington you just have mostly bull. >> reporter: words that moments later were thrown right back at the president as he tried to set the record straight on his plans for health care reform. >> we keep getting the bull. that's all we get is bull. you can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. >> you are absolutely right that i can't cover another 46 million people for free. >> reporter: obama has been ramping up his fight for reform as opposition has been mounting on both sides of the debate. the plan to provide end-of-life counseling is being dropped from a senate version of the bill after conservatives like sarah palin said it would create so-called death panels. the topic came up between senators arlen specter and chuck grassley yesterd
NBC
Aug 15, 2009 6:00am EDT
, holding a town hall meeting in colorado to discuss health care. friday he stopped in montana. the president did not experience the same animosity many senators and representatives have faced. mr. obama told the audience what they've seen on tv doesn't tell the whole story and constructive meetings have been taking place across the country. most who attended seemed to support the president's plan. but not everyone, one man even turned the president's own joke about bull in washington on him. >> and we keep getting the bull. that's all we get, is bull. you can't tell us how you're going it pay for this. >> you are absolutely right. that i can't cover another 46 million people for free. >> the president went on tell the man he will not raise taxes on families making $250,000 or less, and admitted the wealthy will have to pay more. some protestors did come out, they were kept about half a mile away. he often had to shout to be heard above the crowd. but the senator tells the "washington post" he has not been discouraged. in fact, he says the opposite has happened. he's more deter
CBS
Aug 12, 2009 9:00am EDT
and the other in montana. tickets have been will be available to the general public so the president may see angry outbursts in the crowd he faces. who's likely to come out on top once the shouting is over. with me is erin billings. this is usually a boring time for us covering the hill but this has been anything but. >> these town halls are typically snoozers, people go home, few people show up and it is civil and now hundreds of people, you saw claire mccast kill. there is people coming from owl sides. i think both sides are appropriating the fomenting thage station. so this isn't necessarily just cropping up. having said that people are passionate about this and clearly members are hearing it. >> you saw arlen specter and you were saying what we didn't see is he's called in capitol police for reinforcements. >> he did. and the capitol police last week the sergeant at arms said be wary, mindful, diligent and vigilant when you go home because there were already protests starting up and arlen specter of pennsylvania as you saw the footage, he asked the capitol police to sent officers. they s
NBC
Aug 15, 2009 7:00am EDT
chuck todd is traveling with the president. he has the latest from big sky, montana. chuck? >> good morning, lester. the president is out west for a working vacation. yesterday was town hall number one. today will be town hall number two in grand junction, colorado, all of it is an attempt to recapture political momentum to pass health care reform. president obama came to the hills of montana with his entire family in tow for what was billed as a town hall on health care but at times felt like a campaign rally. president obama was reminiscent of candidate obama at times, as he worked the audience. >> so i need you to keep knocking on doors, talking to your neighbors, spread the facts. >> reporter: the president did take questions from a mostly supportive audience, but not before offering his own media critique of how town halls hav been covered this week. >> tv loves a ruckus. what you haven't seen on tv and what makes me proud, are the many constructive meetings going on all over the country. >> reporter: mindful of tuesday's relatively cane new hampshire town hall the president av
FOX News
Aug 15, 2009 12:00pm EDT
with the benefits or large out of pocket fees. now, mr. obama is on a four-day western trip. first up, in montana where yesterday he focused on patients who get dropped by their insurance companies in today's web address. the president says he realizes there's skepticism about his proposal. especially at a time of economic upheaval, but he asked for a discussion where we lower our voices. his town halls lacked the raucous crowds that some congressional democrats have faced, but he did take a couple of tough questions yesterday. >> and that's all we get is bull. you can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. you're saving here, you're saving over there, you're going to take a little money here, a little money there, but you have no money. >> you're absolutely right. that i can't cover another 46 million people for free. you're right. >> even some republicans are facing confrontation al crowds in their towns. senator chuck grassley is coming to the table with democrats. a larger theme in many of these forums is mistrust of big government solutions and republicans are hammering that message. >>
CBS
Aug 12, 2009 7:00am EDT
reform with more travel this week. he's holding another town hall meeting in bozeman, montana on friday and another in colorado on saturday. harry? >> kimberly dozier at the white house this morning, thank you. >>> senator arlen specter joins us now for an interview from state college, pennsylvania. senator, good morning. >> guaranteeood morning, harry. >> you've had several encounters with people very angry about certain proposals being talked about and being proposed to change health care in the united states. as you've had a chance to reflect on them, what do you think? >> well, it's more than health care harry. i think there is a mood in america of anger. with so many people unemployed and so much bickering in washington people are disgusted with the partisanship and with the fear of losing their health care, it all boils over. but i think one thing that has to be borne in mind, and you've got the commotion in the background, is that these people have a right to be organized. i'm not going to complain about the fact that they are organized. they have a
NBC
Aug 20, 2009 5:00am EDT
virginia, montana avenues. authorities head there. trip to the wilson bridge looking good so far. back to you. >> thank you, jerry. >> thanks. >> amtrak hopes to entice you to ride the rails. they're offering discount fares through december. prices for one-way tickets in the northeast are slashed by 25%. that means y can get away to philly, new york or boston for as little as 66 bucks round trip. amtrak says so far the promotion has been a success. that's why they're extending it. >> plus, news for your health this morning. is it the facial fountain of youth? technology that promises to get rid of wrinkles naturally. the secret ingredient, the procedure uses a patient's own blood. the procedure is called cell fill. here's how it works. doctors draw some blood, then use a patented process to turn it into a special product. hmm. wonder what that is. that product is then injected into the treatment area. it's billed as the next t best thing to a face lift with no side effects. i guess no stitches. >> over the course of eight weeks, develop new collagen and growth of blood vessels and real
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2009 8:30am EDT
, montana, north dakota, and wyoming. do the authors of cap and trade want to tap into that? no. we have coal reserves in the west, midwest and the south that have been referred to as the saudi arabia of coal. these are in the states like kentucky, ohio, west virginia, montana, and my home state of wyoming. do the authors of cap and trade want to truly tap into that? no. america has that and more. we also have the wind, the solar, the geothermal, the biomass, the hydropower, we have it all, and we can develop it in a responsible way. what puts us in a better position to win the energy race with india and china? well, the answer is american energy. the authors of cap and trade don't want to develop all american energy resources. they want to start the energy race with china and india two laps behind as opposed to three laps ahead. the more emergency america can -- energy america can produce, the stronger the economy will be. energy development creatings jobs. not just green jobs but red, white, and blue jobs. we need them all, and the solution rests on our shores. thank you, madam chairma
HLN
Aug 12, 2009 12:00pm EDT
. the president plans to hold more in montana and new hampshire. the white house has a website to counter critics. >>> during the town hall, president obama says we have the aarp on board. the aarp which has 45 million members over 50 says not so fast here. the ceo says they have not endorsed any of the health care reform bill. aarp is launching a multi-million dollar advertising and organizing this to debunk myths pushed by health care reform critics. >>> fbi investigating this graffiti outside dave scott. the democratic lawmaker found a swastika spray painted on a sign outside his office yesterday. the congressman was recently involved in a heated debate over health care. he believes the two are connected here. the congressman says he's received hate mail, death threats and offensive faxes since the debate on health care began. >> there is bubbling up under this debate, unfortunately the overtones this presents of hate, racism, all these things, but we must have the resolve, hate, racism, this swastika cannot be the arbiter of this debate. >>> congressman scott is hosting a town hall meeting sa
FOX News
Aug 13, 2009 7:00pm EDT
for 70% of the audience town halls there will be another one in montana tomorrow. 30% are set aside to sympathetic officials in the region. that's how things will be conducted in montana. white house says they like a rigorous robust debate. whether they get in their own town halls probably not. lawmakers are. shepard: thank you. mixed news from the jobs market. the number of americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits went up unexpectedly last week. that's according to the department of labor which reports there were 4,000 more first time claims than the week before. but at the same time we learned the total number of americans continuing to receive jobless benefits fell by more than 140,000, to just more than 6.2 million. the so-called experts were way off in guessing how much money spent in stores last month. they were expecting retail sales to rise, almost 1%. they did not. they went down. july sales down 0.1% in june it would have been worse had it not been cash for clunkers program. auto sales were up big last month. take those out of the pictures and retail sales wou
FOX News
Aug 15, 2009 7:00pm EDT
plucky governor easing up on a hellish sports rivalry just two stops as we go across america. >> montana: up in smoke. and implosion of three smokestacks changing the skyline of helena montana for ever. the tallest one formerly sovereign 425 feet and the oldest of the trio standing for nearly 100 years. thousands of people were on hand to watch the demolition. the plant operating the stacks closer so. >> iowa: honoring some ordinary people are extraordinary bravery you may remember this genetic rescue back in june. construction workers serving a woman who spoke overturned in a nearby river. the results of their heroism some doubt by the state's governor to mack on to take these brave individuals who have earned this award. their quick actions saved precious lives. >> julie: the construction crew among 23 citizens receiving the 2009 governor's life-saving cord at the iowa state fair. >> louisiana: cheering a bet made good. governor bobby jindal getting a tasty treat from the lone star state. texas governor, rick perry, we did a bbq feast at the texas longhorns would beat the lsu tigers in
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